Dan has owned and operated hospitality businesses in Toowoomba since 2011 and has a further eight years prior experience working within the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Business, QUT and an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management. His experience includes working in chef hatted restaurants in Sydney, pubs, clubs, hosting champagne appreciation classes and more recently building up and selling one of the busiest Dominos franchises in the country, Dominos Westridge and establishing The Finch cafe. Dan and Edwina Farquhar also own iCooked, a business that distributes meals across the Toowoomba region.
Family, food, and photography are what really excite Kat. This passion is backed by qualifications in both Graphic Design and Business Innovation, as well as a Certifcate IV in Training and Assessing. Her previous roles include customer experience design, management and retail and believes strongly in life-long learning.
Kat is an executive member of the Highfields and District Business Connections and works closely with High Country Hamlets to find ways to promote our local producers
From her pro studio in Highfields, Kat develops creative environments for her clients to showcase the region’s most delicious products on the world stage and teach photography workshops. Also Kat has designed a range of cooking immersions with the intention to bring local business, community and visitors together through food.
Sally has worked in the agricultural industry throughout South East Queensland and northern NSW, since completing a BSc.Agr at Sydney University. In 1999, Sally and her husband moved to Ravensbourne, Queensland, where they became immersed in the Avocado Industry. They have developed 5 farms of avocado production, Sunnyspot Farms, have graded and packed fruit from producers all over SE QLD, Sunnyspot Packhouse, and have developed a marketing business in collaboration with another large producer in Bundaburg, QLD, which markets 25% of the total fruit produced Australia wide, both domestically and internationally, The Avolution. In 2018 Sally completed and graduated with a Master of Agribusiness from the University of Queensland.
With a Bachelor of Food Science and Technology, Jeff has worked on a number of projects with national brands, such as Darrell Lea and Arnotts Biscuits. Jeff then worked in multiple roles with Birch & Waite Foods included managing Processing, Operations and General Manager. In 2011 Jeff and his family moved to Toowoomba, taking up the Factory Manager role for Pixie Ice-cream, including Operations, Quality Assurance, Product Development, and Procurement. In 2016 Jeff joined Story Fresh as GM – Salad Processing. In 2019, Jeff created Darling Fresh Consulting to deliver capability improvements to the Australian Food and Ag Industry